Hi, I only found out I had clips inserted because I requested my health records and found the details in my surgery notes. No one on my breast care team mentioned they were going to put them in.
Sorry for late reply, thanks for the information, the mammogram nurse called them clips as well. Glad to hear your biopsy was all clear.
Hugs and best wishes
No, you are not alone. I have metal bits, they are called 'clips' at my clinic, and I recently had a couple of new ones fitted by the consultant when I had some biopsies taken. (Luckily the biopsies, of a shadow on my mammogram, showed it was benign fatty tissue - great relief!!)
It was actually my consultant surgeon that put the pins in at the time of my surgery, he thought he had told me!
Glad to hear that I am not on my own with weird bits of metal.
I have a pin - shaped like a little bow - they put it in when I had core biopsy - I think it's pretty common procedure to help them identify the exact area of concern to help during surgery and radiotherapy .
Just wondering if anyone else, on having first mammogram after surgery, has been told that all six pins show up wonderfully? This really was not something that I expected the nurse to say and then she showed me the picture of my post operative breast and lo and behold six pins clearly visible. When I saw the consultant to discuss results etc I asked him about the pins and he was quite surprised that I did not know they were there, he said he always places marker pins pointing to the exact spot where the tumour had been so that the radiotherapy team know where to target. Anyway, so I now have six small titanium pins that will be a permanent fixture all pointing to one point so a bit like petals. Interested to know how commonplace this procedure is as cannot find anything in literature was given on diagnosis. Thanks in advance